Carol Gee is Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair. Her research interests include low-dimensional topology, knot theory, and the scholarship of teaching and learning -- in particular, inquiry-based learning, specifications-based and standards-based grading, flipped classrooms, and teaching with technology.
In addition to her role at St. Edward's, Carol is mom to four wonderful kids. Most of her hobbies these days center around family life, kids' activities, and scouting, but other past and present hobbies include: watercolor, pysanky (Ukrainian egg decoration), lampworking (small glass sculptures and marbles), crochet, bicycling (including two MS-150s a very long time ago), rock-climbing (where she met her husband), reading, baking, and traveling.
Professor 2018 - present
Mathematics Department Chair 2011 - present
Associate Professor (tenured 2015) 2011 - 2018
Assistant Professor, St. Edward's University 2006 - 2012
VIGRE Visiting Research Assistant Professor, University of California -- Davis 2004 - 2006
Ph.D. in Mathematics at Rice University, Houston, Texas, 2004
B.S. in Mathematics (with concentration in Computer Science) at University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, 1999.
Achievement & Involvement
Honors and Awards
Innovation Fellowship, St. Edward's University, 2014
MAA Project NExT Fellowship, 2006 - 2007
Phi Beta Kappa, inducted 1999
Goldwater Fellowship, 1998
Cub Scout Pack 218, advancement coordinator
Boy Scout Troop 967, committee member
Organizations, Boards and Memberships
Mathematical Association of America
SigMAA on Inquiry-Based Learning
SigMAA on Undergraduate Research
SigMAA on Quantitative Literacy
Council on Undergraduate Research
Academy of Inquiry-Based Learning
Math Alliance and Gulf States Math Alliance
Project NExT (2006 Sepia Dot)
My research interests include low-dimensional topology and knot theory, inquiry-based learning, and teaching with technology. Research projects with undergraduates have included topics in knot theory, graph theory, game theory, abstract algebra, and hyperbolic geometry.
<li>National Science Foundation S-STEM grant (NSF DUE-1356496), Rewarding Achievement in Mathematics and Science, 2014-2019, $729,390. Role: co-PI.</li>
<li>National Science Foundation INCLUDES WATCH-US subaward, “Women Empowered through Graduate Opportunities Awareness Transformation (weGOAT),” 2017-2018, $4475. Role: co-PI.</li>
Previously Awarded Grants
<li>Educational Advancement Foundation grant to develop and pilot new course "Inquiry & Proof" 2014-2017, $15,960. Role: Primary Investigator.</li>
Publications & Articles
J. Callahan and C. Gee, Aesthetics in a Mathematics for Liberal Arts Project, Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, 7(1): 139-146, 2017.